The Coshocton County Beacon August 30, 2017 - Page 4

4 THE BEACON |  OPINION I t’s time for . . . BACON, Th is week is it of course. BACON AND MORE Time for college football to BACON!! Yep. Th e third crank it up. Th e Buckeyes annual Appalachian head into the season now Bacon Nation festival is this ranked number one - de- weekend - in tandem with pending on the poll. Th e AP First Friday on Friday, Sept. and coaches poll have the 1 and then on Saturday, MARK’S MUSINGS Buckeyes at number two Sept. 2 the Bacon Festival while a “re-rank” by other will feature lots of activities downtown pollsters has the Buckeyes number one. at the Art PARK and court square with We will get a real feel for the Buckeyes of the crowning of a new Bacon King and course on Sept. 9. Queen at 2 p.m. Come to downtown Th e Browns have now rattled off three Coshocton on Friday evening and again straight pre-season wins with one game on Saturday to enjoy the festivities! remaining against the Chicago Bears Please fi nd the 2017 high school Fall on the 31st. It appears that the Browns Sports Preview in this week’s edition have settled on DeShone Kizer as quar- of Th e Beacon - with many thanks to terback. Naturally the fi rst game would all of the coaches, athletic staff , school be against those Steelers on Sept. 10. At offi cials, photographers Lenzo Studio least it is at home. Could this be a year and Seibert Studios and others that of surprises? We already had the solar helped us put this section together. We eclipse - but we knew that was coming are all proud of our young athletes and a decade ago - or something like that. they deserve it. Th ey - and the coach- Football is a bit more unpredictable es - put in a lot of time and energy each they say. season. And let’s not forget the parents How about the Tribe? A weekend of and family members that ensure these shutting out the Royals despite key in- young folks get to their practices and juries and more players on the disabled games, matches and meets on time! Yes, list than glasses sold for the eclipse some of them drive but not all. (mentioned above). Th e Indians are A shout out must also go to the boost- rolling. Key games in the Big Apple this er club members, fans and those that week could give us real insight as to the work the food stands, sell programs and abilities of this team heading down the just generally ensure that the things stretch. that need to get done - get done. We Local high school football teams hit would also be remiss if we did not thank the gridiron with the Generals rack- the offi cials that make sure our young ing up a big win while the Black Bears athletes are treated fairly and keep the played it tough in their con